Asian Development Bank Activities in the Environment Sector/Water Ongonsar Purev Environment Specialist 5 June 2014 ADB in Mongolia •Mongolia joined ADB in 1991 • ADB remains Mongolia’s largest multilateral partner, with a broad-based portfolio that continues to expand with the country’s growth. Key Areas • Transport • Health • Education • Energy Other Areas • Agriculture and Natural Resources • Water Supply and Other Municipal Infrastructure and Services • Industry and Trade • Finance • Public Sector Management • ICT CPS 2012-2016 /COBP 2014-2016 Draft pipeline 2014-2016: • Tuul River Improvement Project • Country Water Security Assessment • Khuvsgul lake Protection Project Tuul River Improvement Project Impact: • Environmentally sustainable water management in the Tuul River Basin. Outcome: Improved Tuul River in the Ulaanbaatar area. Outputs: (i) Tuul River Basin Authority institutional capacity strengthened, (ii) (ii) water security for Ulaanbaatar improved, (iii) (iii) urban riverbank environment established. Tuul River Improvement Project Duration: 2015-2021; Budget: USS20.0 million loan (ADF) Executing Agency: - Ministry of Environment and Green Development Implementing Agency (s): - Tuul River Basin Authority - Ulaanbaatar City Municipality Tuul River Improvement Project Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Financed: JFPR, Government of Japan Budget: USS1.0 million Duration: March 2014 – February 2015 Country Water Security Assessment –Proposal Impact: • Increased water security through improved water governance in Mongolia Outcome: • Development of sound water management systems and enhancement of operational capacity in Mongolia Outputs: • Country water security assessment conducted • Program for investments and technical assistance prepared • CWSA results and stakeholder consultations documented Thank you for attention.